The tree pose is a pretty famous pose. Let’s go over a step-by-step introduction to it. The anatomical focus of this pose are the thighs. It has a therapeutic effect on sciatica. It benefits the poser in several ways like with the thighs, ankles, and pine. It also works well for stretching out the groins and inner parts of the thighs, along with the chest and shoulders too. It is an awesome pose for improving the balance. It can help ameliorate that pesky sciatica too. It will also reduce flat feet.
Those with headaches, insomnia, low blood pressure, or high blood pressure should not do this pose.
1. Get into the Tadasana position. Shift the weight slightly to the left foot, make sure your inner foot is tense to the floor, and bend the knee slightly on the right hand side. Reach your hand down and grasp the ankle on your right.
2. Bring your right foot upward and put the sole right up to the inner part of the left thigh too. If you can, press in the right heel into the inside part of the left groin, and make sure your toes are pointing downward to the ground. The center of the pelvis area should be right over the foot on the left.
3. Put your hands on the top part of your pelvis. Get the pelvis in a neutral placement, and make sure the top rim is parallel to the floor necessarily as well.
4. Push your tailbone out to the floor. Tightly press the right sole up to the inner thigh and go against it with the outer part of your left leg. Put your hands together in the Anjali Mudra position too. Look softly straight forward at a fixed point right in front of you right on the floor or about four to five feet away.
5. Stay in this position for half a minute to one minute. Get back into the Tadasana position as you exhale, and repeat this position for the same amount of time as your legs are reversed.
One beginner’s tip is that if your lifted foot usually slides down the inner part of the thigh that’s standing, then you should put a folded sticky in between the raised foot sole and inner section of the standing thigh.
One variation of this pose is to stretch your arms up to the ceiling, in a way that they are parallel to one another, with your palms facing together, or your palms together in the formation of an inverted V.
If you have a partner, and you are practicing with them, then they can help you on the Vakrsasana. A partner can help you raise up and lengthen out your arms. You need to raise your arms in a perpendicular position to the floor first. You need to make sure that your partner stands right behind you, and they need to press in against the upper arms on the outer part, and then then they need to lift up the outer arms to the ceiling. Simultaneously, you need to move your inner arms down, all the way from the wrists to the shoulders.
One of the preparatory poses is the Saddha Konasana. One of the follow-up poses is the standing pose.
You can deepen this pose by challenging your balance with your eyes closed. You should learn to balance without any regard to the outer environment.